Expressive Hands – Quiescent

Mike’s* hands at rest, were very delicate. I’m sure they still are. I haven’t seen him in a long time, since I moved to California, quite a distance from where he lives. Below is a photo I shot during a visit to his old group home. While his hands are a strong visual element here, […]

Hand Fantasy

Most of this past week, I have been fascinated with hands. My younger brother is an accomplished pianist, and I’ve been watching him intently as he played, during his visit. We talked quite a bit about music and the connection between hands and the brain with music as the intermediary. As a direct result of […]

Hand Shadow on Hand

This abstract began as a free-form pencil sketch. A shape with three protrusions reminded me of a hand. I masked out a hand shape in front of the three-fingered one. Then I sketched in the missing two fingers of the partially hidden hand. This was difficult. The thumb and first two fingers face the viewer; […]

Toilet Retrieval System

I published another post today (see “Is This Really Necessary?”) which posed the question about the necessity of posting a sign instructing one to keep his or her hands out of the toilet. Fortunately, the above-mentioned toilet was equipped with a tool that made the use of one’s hands unnecessary. Of course, I assume this tool […]

Group 16: Old Experiments Not Yet Cataloged for Sale

Below is the sixteenth  group of watercolors that I painted for earlier posts in this blog. The paintings below are about gesture and hands, particularly as regards my low functioning, autistic and nonverbal brother, Mike. Please see the original posts for the back story and inspiration of each painting. Originally posted on February 21, 2014 (Holding Hand).  This is […]

Group 15: Old Experiments Not Yet Cataloged for Sale

Below is the fifteenth  group of watercolors that I painted for earlier posts in this blog. The paintings below are about gesture and hands, particularly as regards my low functioning, autistic and nonverbal brother, Mike. Please see the original posts for the back story and inspiration of each painting. Originally posted on February 23, 2014 (Tactile Communication). Mike often […]

Holding Hand

Today’s Watercolor Experiment: Once again, I return to the photographs of our last visit to see Mike at his geriatric group home, in November 2013. Mike is my older brother who is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. My mother and younger brother also came along. On the surface, I was not expecting any recognition from […]